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on members of his own party. the n.r.a. is 60% of everybody in congress and a lot of democrats got money from the n.r.a. >> megyn: and harry reid was suggesting yesterday that they don't have the votes in the senate, that this legislation would have to start in senate and he doesn't have the votes. he has the majority, the democrats do and if he doesn't have the votes, chris, this legislation isn't going anywhere. how much of today's proceedings were for the benefit of those democrats who may not be on board with the president's plan right now? >> harry reid, joe manchin from west virginia, bob casey from pennsylvania. the aim for the president now is to find these n.r.a.-backed democrats and squeeze them and put the pressure on and say, are you uncomfortable when i bring little children up here to talk about schoolplace shootings? i can do it in your state or where you live and i can come and keep the pressure on you, until you agree to do some kind of a gun ban and get on board. remember this, megyn, you hit it right on the head, if the president can't get legislation out of the senate, he
hour we will speak directly to the n.r.a. about its big meeting with the vice-president yesterday when chris cox, executive director for the n.r.a. legislative action joins us live. don't miss that. developing right now, new information on the nationwide flu outbreak. the death toll is rising as one federal health agency is now calling this an epidemic. look at the red on your map. those are the states suffering widespread flu problem. a short time ago, the c.d.c. released its latest numbers. 20 children have died and now 47 states reporting widespread influenza outbreaks, up from 47 the week before. and these conditions may persist for weeks. but those c.d.c. numbers lag by a couple of weeks and just the last 48 hours we've learned there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma, 6 in illinois, in new york, two nursing home patients have died, and it's important to note that the elderly, the ill and the young are considered the most vulnerable. we are going to bring you more developments on this as we get them. well, terrifying new details em
350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary of state hillary clinton's highly charged testimony yesterday about the deadly terror attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya at that took the lives of four americans, including our ambassador. some are suggesting the toughest questions still have yet to be answered or even asked about the deaths of four americans. despite yesterday's separate hearings with secretary clinton whenever she was in the house or the senate yesterday. our chief correspondent catherine herridge is live today at the state departme
, these kind of massacres and it's funding the nra. the nra is the reason why we don't have change in this country. there's a huge majority of approval background checks on assault weapons ban. the majority of americans are speaking. >> we had a fox news poll that says 69 percent of the american people support the gun -- the proposed salt weapons ban. there are the numbers on your side but that doesn't answer the question about whether -- you bill de blas yo private citizen, not public advocate, you can say whatever you want but once you blanket yourself in state authority it takes on a new meaning. it gives you more power and gives you this special power to cause people to behave in a way that they might not otherwise want to behave. what if you had a poll significance targeting to obtain legal abortions. you are allowed to rent to them but they had apportions. really strongly encourage you from renting from a woman who had an abortion. >> there is no parallel. huge powerful industry backed by the single most powerful lobby. >> single most powerful is in the nra. it is funded by t
, but the n.r.a. is not among them. of course n.r.a. has come out and criticized the president's legislative proposals as well as the executive action. six of those 23 executive actions deal with mental health screening, to which gun appreciation day organizers said and i'm quoting here, we do not live in the world of minority report. there is no free crime. we must not infringe on american's constitutional rights because they seek therapy and counseling and how many patients will avoid the mental health care system in gear they will lose their civil and natural rights and be registered and stigmatized as crazy? critics are questioning the timing of gun appreciation day, days before the inauguration, and martin luther king day, and meanwhile, parents against gun violence, organized a counter rally and they're calling it child appreciation day asking people to donate their time, megyn, to various children's organizations throughout the country. >> megyn: all right. trace, thanks. we also have a video lesson in the hard hitting and possibly deceptive ad tactics, rolled out by one group. and we
with sportsmen, wild life interest group, wal-mart and most notably, the national rifle association. n.r.a. meeting is scheduled to take place later this hour and all less than 24 hours after the vice-president sent some shock waves in some circles by suggesting that president obama may circumvent congress on this issue and use executive orders to get some these new gun rules in place. >> on whatever side of this debate falls, but the president is going to act executive orders, executive action can be taken, we haven't decided yet, but we're compiling it with the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members, as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> megyn: chris stirewalt is our editor host of power play, and pete is ceo of concerned veterans of america and your power play piece today, chris, talks about how they're getting nowhere on this issue, i mean, the vice-president's having meetings, but at the end of the day, pardon the phrase, if they want to really pass meaningful legislation, and he can do some things by executive order, we're going to get into that later
with groups, including the n.r.a., and just moments from new york-- from now, new york's governor may announce a tough new crackdown in this state. all this has second amendment supporters increasingly worried about losing their constitutional rights. so they have proposed a gun appreciation day to take place on january 19th. hoping to send a message to washington about where millions in this country really stand when it comes to gun rights. chris stirewalt is our digital editor and post power play on fox news live. this is unfolding as the first big debate in the second term of barack obama. we've got budget issues and outside of those this is the biggie. some are pushing back on this gun appreciation day particularly online. some on the left suggesting, and i'll just read you one of the, you know, more out there tweets, suggesting that this is a veiled threat to the president of the united states of assassination by choosing mlk day as gun appreciation day. and so it's come to that. your thoughts? >> well, so much for an adult national discussion. all of the things that -- and there is some
for some kind of military action. >> bologna. >> you are basically pair rodding paranoia from the nra and gun owners because nobody is saying take away every gun. what they are saying is take a look at the type of weapon used to cause these massacres that are all too common in our society. >> but they are not common. in ci >> in cities like washington chicago there's so much murder. we are trying to say murder by gun is a national epidemic. >> this is part of the problem is bad information. juan you are putting out bad information. number one they are not all too common. rifles all forms of rifles were used in fewer than 300 homicides in the most recent year for which records are available. hand guns were used in about 9,000 homicides. >> i agree with you. i don't know why you are saying i am putting out bad information. there's too much murder. >> i own some of these rifles, no they are not suited for the military. if you ask somebody out of the military ask my stepson in the marines would he take a semi automatic rifle that shoots that low powered cartridge not high powered cartridg
with let's say joe manchin n.r.a. backed senator from west virginia or john dingell n.r.a. backed from michigan and groups pro gun, maybe they're going to try to do a big deal, maybe try to do something comprehensive, but it looks like and certainly sounded like from the president from his tone and the press conference today that he recognizes it's not likely that the measure has the votes to get through congress and he's going to do what he can and do it his own way. >> megyn: what do you expect that to mean? he talked about it a little today. he didn't go to the controversial place. but it didn't sound like something's really going to upset the gun lobby in the way na, you know, high capacity magazine restrictions would upset them or extensive background checks would upset them. >> well, we don't know what the vice-president -- could be as soon as today that the vice-president hands over his recommendations to the president. we don't know what all is in there. and certainly the vice-president was very enthusiastic about the idea of forcing private sellers, when a person, one person s
. so, already, chris, in response to that the nra came out and said something to the effect of, the second amendment isn't about hunting traditions, it's about a constitutional right and you know, they don't seem satisfied with the skeet shooting at camp david. >> no, and the other thing, if you pars out the sentence it's not how often the president goes skeet shooting. it would be interesting, maybe do a demonstration and he could go out and he and john boehner could do a rack of clay pidgeons and see who comes out on top. >> megyn: can you imagine what would happen if he did that. john kerry tried to get himself a picture with the ducks and lost endlessly, they're not-- >> the ducks were killed. and the president demonstrating i'm not against the family traditions of hunting and not allowing the fact that a lot of people do hunting, but not against the tradition of hunting, but people on the pro second amendment side of this say this has nothing to do with killing birds or shooting clay pidgeons, this has everything to do with tyranny and the government and individuals and em
, specifically on this gun issue shall the n.r.a., as you know, has already come out and said there's going to be a monumental battle over this. you're right, there's a less covered part of this, which is that the president is facing resistance from fellow democrats as well. look at joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, after the tragedy in newtown, he suggested even though he's a more conservative democrat from west virginia he might be supportive of an assault -- a ban on assault weapons and he's now walking that back a bit. senator al franken from minnesota, up for reelection in 2014, a liberal democrat, not conservative democrat. suggested yesterday he wasn't sure about a ban on assault weapons and today he's clarifying in fact he supports what he says is the principle of banning assault weapons, but didn't specifically say he supports legislation to ban those assault weapons. and so, it's interesting, because jay carney at the daily briefing today got a lot of questions of bringing democrats along, he says the president is confident after lobbying, and going out on the road even
, strong majority of nra members as well. i think president clinton was simply saying to democrats and it all of us, don't think there's the us/them guns versus safety dynamic. there isn't. responsible gun owners want to see safety, they want to see background checks and gun show loopholes closed and we shouldn't condescend and assume that they don't. >> megyn: but he seemed to go further. >> megyn. >> megyn: let me respond and give awe chance. he seemed to go further, sally, seemed to go to the fact that the polls show support for some of the measures and said to this group, it's not the public support that matters, it's how strongly people feel about the issue, quote, all these holes polls that you see saying the public is for us, they're meaningless in they're not votings, who is truly motivated to show up and vote based on gun control and gun right. he seems it's the gun rights people to seem to have the stronger motivation. go ahead, lars. having sally on my radio show, but she's wrong about one thing because she leaves out the polls, also say, washington post poll a week ago
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